mull over

This page is about the phrasal verb mull over.

Meaning: to think carefully about something before making a decision

Synonym: consider, ponder

For example:

  • mull over sth Before deciding which job to accept, she said she needed a couple of days to mull over her options.

  • mull sth over Whenever I have to make a big decision, I take plenty of time to mull things over.

Quick Quiz:

I'll need to mull things over for a few days before making

a. a mistake

b. a decision

c. a sandwich

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Contributor: Matt Errey